HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- For the second time in a year, a University of Houston professor is hoping to turn music into food to help fight hunger in our area.
Professor of Practice and celloist Eunghee Cho and his ensemble will perform chamber music by Robert Schumann, Caroline Shaw and Piotr llyich Tchaikovsky on April 19 at 7:30 p.m., at Sanders Hall in Christ Church Cathedral.
The Boston native said he was inspired by his mentor to help others through music, and Cho knew he wanted to change the social landscape of music when he moved to Houston.
"One of the things that I grew up experiencing in Boston was a wonderful project called Music for Food...as a musician-led initiative to combat local hunger," Cho said.
The charitable collaboration will bring together UH faculty, student musicians, along with guest artists from Houston Symphony, Houston Grand Opera and Houston Ballet.
"Immediately having this mission of fighting local hunger was such a wonderful passion project that everyone could get on board with," Cho said. "I did not get a single 'no.'"
During ABC13's Share Your Holidays food drive last year, the first Music for Food concert raised enough funds to donate more than 2,000 meals to the needy. Houston Food Bank can make 150 meals with just $50.
Admission and parking at Christ Church Cathedral is free, and all donations at the concert will go to help feed the hungry through Houston Food Bank.
You can make your donations on Music for Food's website, or by scanning a QR Code at the event. Cash donations will also be accepted.
Christ Church Cathedral is located at 1117 Texas Ave., in Downtown Houston.